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Humko ceased operations. Bongards’ Creameries comes to us with over 100 years of strong business history and an excellent reputation in their industry,” said Mayor Allen Barker. State Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber congratulated company

officials from Bongards’ Creameries, which produces natural and process cheeses and whey proteins, on the purchase of a 114,000 square-foot production facility in Humboldt. Bongards’ expects to have the capacity to produce natural and processed shredded cheeses by the

middle of the summer. Loaf processed cheese production is scheduled to begin by the end of the third quarter. “Purchasing the facility in Humboldt will allow us to be easily accessible to our customers in the southeastern part of see CREAMERY page 2A


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HANGING SHEET ROCK – Students in the general building trades class at the Humboldt Higher Education Center have been busy with a project to help Ben Pratt, a young man disabled in an accident a few years ago. Instructor Bill Ford (left) oversees his students, Kevin Rhodes (center) and Jeff Clanton as they hang sheet rock in what used to be the Pratts’ garage. It is being converted into a bedroom for Ben.

A room with a view to brighten a life BY DANNY WADE A disabled teenager will soon have ‘new digs’ as a local building trades class goes to work at his home in what is truly a win-win situation. Benjamin Pratt was traumatically injured a few years ago when he and a friend were hit by a car as they attempted to cross the Hwy. 45 Bypass. Pratt survived the accident but was paralyzed and now must use a specialized wheelchair. The family needed more space with better access in their house in order for Ben to have adequate room for the various health support systems and equipment he requires daily. For the past four weeks, students in the general building trades class at the Humboldt Higher Education Center have been working to create a brand new space at Pratt’s house to accommodate his needs.

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“The main thing is, it is a safety issue,” Benjamin’s mother, Sherry Pratt, said. “It means he won’t be trapped in case of a fire or emergency in the back. It gives us peace of mind.” Instructor Bill Ford said he was getting a hair cut one day here in town when he told his barber he was looking for projects for his class. His barber then contacted Sherry, who in turn contacted Ford. Soon after, a plan was in action. “This is perfect,” Ford said last week. “We are able to help out somebody truly in need and it gives us hands-on experience.” Students are converting the Pratts’ 2-car garage into a 20 ft. x 20 ft. bedroom for Ben. An adjoining laundry room is being converted into a bathroom with a large tiled shower with a floor drain. Pratt see NEW DIGS page 2A

County supports 5-cent drink container deposit BY STEVE SHORT Gibson Co. officials voted in March to support a law requiring a 5-cent deposit on beverage containers. Commissioners passed a resolution asking state legislators to enact a container deposit law. Lynn Cole and Sandy Moss made the motion. “It’s clearly funded and environmentally friendly,” said Cole about the “bottle” law. “It promotes people cleaning up and people

getting involved. Several counties have passed this resolution. It’s gaining a lot of a momentum across the state. It’s not costing the taxpayers anything, but it is engaging taxpayers in the effort.” The law would help curb litter in Gibson Co. and Tennessee, the resolution said. A big portion of litter on public property consists of beverage containers, said officials. Supporters say discarded


bottles and cans are the main component of litter in Tennessee, comprising roughly half of roadside litter. Tennesseans use 4.5 billion beverage containers yearly, and the average annual scrap value would be $80 million, according to data. Deposit laws in other state have eliminated most beverage-contained litter and other litter. A system of independent redemption centers would handle empty

beverage containers. The bottle law is nicknamed “POP” (Pride of Place) and is a “comprehensive litter and recycling solution” for the state, say supporters. Visit basics.htm. Advocates say 84-percent of Tennesseans support a 5-cent bottle deposit, according to a Univ. of Tenn. poll in 2008. A 5-cent deposit would eliminate 80-

BY APRIL G. JACKSON Police officer Paul Carrier, just days after the fatal shooting of Roy Glenn Jr., told the TBI he lost his footing that night and his Carrier finger must have slipped onto the gun’s trigger, causing the accidental discharge. “I didn’t mean to shoot that man. I’m so sorry,” Carrier told investigators. “There’s no way I would take someone else’s life intentionally and ruin mine.” Carrier is charged with reckless homicide in Glenn’s death. His statement is part of the court records in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Glenn’s widow, Alanda. Carrier was indicted in July last year after the shooting in February 2009. Recently, a September trial date was set and the trial moved from Humboldt to Trenton. Carrier remains suspended without pay from the police department and is free on bond. Carrier’s statement to agents of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation included an account of how the white Crown Victoria sped away from the Crossing area and was pursued by Carrier and another patrolman. When stopped, the suspects jumped out quickly, according to Carrier. Glenn began to run and threw something, a small object in Carrier’s direction, which the officer said startled him. Carrier recalled giving Glenn the verbal command to stop and get on the ground. Glenn was a faster runner than the officer, who fired a warning shot, according to the statement. “I

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County patriots picket Congressman Tanner’s office BY STEVE SHORT A new political activist group in Gibson Co. was busy this month making their presence heard. The group held a public meeting that focused on the Constitution, and last Wednesday members picketed the Union City office of Congressman John Tanner, opposing the health care bill. The Gibson County Patriots describe themselves as “patriotic citizens of Gibson Co. with Christian conservative values, formally known as the silent majority”. They say their purpose is to positively impact government by influencing political parties to become morally and fiscally responsible and adhere to the “supreme law” of the land, the Constitution. The group held a public meeting March 9 at the Milan Veterans of Foreign Wars post and heard a 25minute presentation by guest speaker Richard Archie on “Rediscovering our Constitution”. Archie discussed the framing of the document and the Bill of Rights.

Ben Pratt enjoys relearning with one of his nurses in this Chronicle file photo.

New digs from page 1A can be rolled into the shower stall and bathed using a hand-held shower. “He’s so excited,” Sherry said of Ben. “He’s picked out all the colors. He smiles all the time. He’ll be able to see outside, watch the birds, the rain, things we all take for granted.” Ben’s present bedroom is at the far end of the house down a narrow hallway and is not easily accessible. His new larger bedroom will be located next to the driveway. French doors will open onto a 5 ft. x 10 ft. deck with a connecting ramp to the driveway. Ford said his class would only be doing the carpentry work. Plumbing, electrical, and heating and air work will be hired by the Pratts, according to Ford. Sherry said she is so thankful to everyone in the construction class. She astounded how everything is coming together. “The crew is dedicated and thorough,” Sherry said. “They know how critical this is to Ben. They’ve introduced themselves to Ben. They know this isn’t just a remodel but a change in lifestyle for Ben.” Now in its fourth week, Ford said he expected the project to take two months total. This is the first general building trades class at HHEC. It is offered in conjunction with the Tennessee Technology Center in Jackson. This 12-month class began last September and will finish up this August. But even with the volunteer labor from the building trades class, construction materials must still be purchased as well as paying workers for plumbing, electric and HVAC. Fundraising efforts are ongoing to help with the costs. Several businesses around town have candy bar displays with proceeds going to assist the Pratts. West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation has also taken an active role to help raise funds for the Pratts. Those wanting to donate can go online at or by sending a check (designated for Ben Pratt) to WTH Foundation, 620 Skyline Dr., Jackson, TN 38301. “It seems like people have given from the heart,” Sherry said. “And the heart never forgets.”

Lieut. Gov. Ron Ramsey, candidate for Tennessee governor, spoke to the group about his campaign platform and answered questions. Other political candidates attending the meeting were Col. Jim Harding (senate); Don McLeary (senate); Mark Renfroe (county mayor), and Mark Tell Carlton (county clerk). “I addressed the purpose of the Gibson Co. Patriots and our plans to carefully select candidates that we might endorse later in the year,” said Pres. David Nance summarizing the meeting. “I also addressed concerns and actions that the group should take in opposition to the Federal Health Care Reform Act. I explained the intrusiveness on the American peoples’ constitutional rights and the final leap into socialism as a result, if the bill should pass.” Nance said the healthcare plan has “unrealistically low cost projections” in trying to cover 30 million additional people. He said it would force insurance companies to accept pre-existing conditions, a cost that would be passed on to the public. “It’s an absurd idea that 118 new government bureaucracies would save us money,” said Nance. He also discussed a vote March 8 by the Gibson Co. Commission to double the current wheel tax. A final vote will come in May. Patriot group pickets Tanner On Wed. March 17, the Patriots joined with “Volunteers for Freedom” from Paris to picket the Union City office of Congressman John Tanner who said last week he was undecided about his vote on the health bill. Members carried picket signs reading: “Follow the Constitution: we don’t want Pelosi’s pig in a poke, Who will pay for this bill? Free healthcare is not free, Just Vote No, Obamacare – it’s to die for. Vote No, Beware Obamacare,”

and No to big government.” “If the bill passes and someone asks you, ‘Where were you?’ be able to tell them, ‘I was at Tanner’s office with the tea party fighting for what I believed in,’” said David Nance in a message urging activism. “This is your chance to fight for your freedom and the future of our country and our children.” Visit for more information.

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JUST VOTE NO – Activists with the Gibson Co. Patriots and Volunteers for Freedom from Henry County picketed the Union City office of Congressman John Tanner March 17 opposing health care legislation.

Carrier’s statement from page 1A shouldn’t have fired the warning shot but I was startled….I didn’t know if he was armed or not.” Glenn fell, then kept running, then fell again. Carrier said he walked up with the intent to reholster his gun and handcuff Glenn when he slipped on the gravel or something in the alley. He heard the gun go off and Glenn said, “I’ve been shot.” “I freaked out. I got down to check on him and called for a medic,” Carrier told

the TBI. In the dark alley, he said he couldn’t see any wounds. After that, as people began running up, Carrier said he was in daze. Carrier was taken back to the police department. “I had no prior dealings with this guy. I did not know him at all,” he stated. Carrier maintains his finger was not on the trigger when he was covering Glenn but must have slipped when he lost his footing. He also noted the tread on his boots was gone, which might have been why he lost his

footing. The family has maintained the car Glenn was traveling in had already stopped and that he had already gotten out of the car before the police arrived. Judge Clayburn Peebles has granted a stay on the wrongful death proceedings until the criminal case is concluded. The wrongful death lawsuit is a civil lawsuit filed by attorney Richard Fields. Earlier this month Fields filed to remove Paul Carrier as a defendant, leaving the city as the sole

defendant. The original $700,000 damages sought were reduced to $300,000, according to records. In the civil matter, attorneys for Humboldt filed an answer noting there was no evidence to show the shooting was other than accidental. Last week Glenn’s body was exhumed for a second autopsy at the request of the family. They say more evidence is needed to ensure justice is served. Carrier’s trial is slated for September 8 in Trenton.

(Step 5): The redemptioncenter owner gets back his 5¢ deposit plus a “handling fee” of 1¢ when he sells the redeemed containers to a certified scrap processor. (Step 6): The processor is reimbursed for his 5¢ deposit, plus the 1-cent handling fee, when he submits a transaction log to

the bottle-bill fund. He also receives an “administrative fee” of 1/10 cent per container to cover record-keeping costs. All POP expenses, including handling fees paid to redemption centers, would come out of the accrued unclaimed deposits, interest and fines, say supporters.

Deposit bill from page 1A 90-percent of this portion of the litter stream, resulting in an overall litter reduction of at least 40-percent, perhaps more. In addition, the bill will pay for Tennessee’s comprehensive litter program, while removing litter taxes on beer and soft drinks that currently provide the funding. POP would cover: beer, soda, all waters, energy drinks, juices, iced teas/ coffees, malt coolers and most drinks except milk, wine and liquor. It would address glass, plastic and aluminum-bimetal containers up to 2 liters in size. How POP would work, according to supporters:

(Step 1): The beverage distributor pays the initial 5-cent deposit into the bottle-bill fund, along with a “container-recovery fee” of 1/8-cent. This fee replaces the distributors’ existing “litter tax” and will be used for comprehensive litter control. (Step 2): The beverage distributor gets back his 5¢ deposit when he sells the beverage to a retailer (grocer, market, etc.). (Step 3): The retailer gets back his 5¢ deposit when he sells the beverage to a customer. (Step 4): The customer gets back his 5-cents deposit when he redeems the empty container at a certified redemption center.

Creamery from page 1A the country,” said Keith Grove, general manager of Bongards’ Creameries. “It will also allow us to expand our product line and strengthen our role in the production of products we are already manufacturing.” “We are especially happy of their projection to employ people, up to 89 in three years total, more than were employed previously at this location,” Mayor Barker added. Mayor Barker noted the many hours Gil Fletcher, of the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce, put into this project as well as Humboldt Utilities, Northwest Tennessee Development District, State of Tennessee Department of Economic


Development, Humboldt Industrial Board and the others who worked together to make this project a reality. “Bongards’ Creameries has honored Humboldt in their decision to expand their operation to our city,” said Fletcher. “Their decision gives a nice shot in the arm to our employment picture and to our economy,” Fletcher said. Future plans include expanding the facility to allow production of sliced processed cheese. Bongards’ also intends to add cream cheese to its product line portfolio in the near future. Bongards’ Creameries was founded in 1908, a cooperative owned by Minnesota farmers.


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Parents plea for South Gibson County football field BY CRYSTAL BURNS With their first varsity season looming in fall 2011, South Gibson County High School football players, coaches, parents and fans have begun a full-out assault to secure funding for a field on the high school campus. Angie Lowery, president of the SGC Touchdown Club, and Dwain Phillips, vice president, addressed the Gibson County School District Board of Trustees at their March 16th meeting, asking for financial support. Lowery, whose oldest son Tyler is a sophomore on the team, said she and Phillips represented their “Hornets� as well as all current and future football Hornets. Phillips’ son Avery is also a sophomore on the team. The Touchdown Club is ready to aggressively seek funding but is waiting for the school board to give some direction as to how much the school district can contribute, Lowery said.

Phillips said club leaders have visited other high school stadiums in the area and talked with local booster clubs to get ideas on fundraising and laying out the stadium, field house, etc. He estimated costs for construction to be a minimum of $800,000 and suggested the school start by installing lights, which cost around $150,000. “If we can get lights up, we feel like we can play ball,� Phillips said. Other necessities for the 2011 season include a scoreboard and goalposts as well as smaller items such as seven-man sled, lineman chutes, and a video camera with editing system. Lowery and Phillips both said Hornets head coach Scott Stidham is “concerned� about the 2011 season and does not want to schedule 10 away games for the inaugural varsity season. “We feel very strongly that we’ll be in the playoffs

in our first [varsity] season, and another question is where will we host a playoff game,� Phillips said. “We want somewhere we can play.� Robert Galloway, GCSD director of schools, said the school board planned to build the field on campus during construction but had to cut nearly $1.8 million from the original construction budget. “We share your desire to have a football stadium, and I agree lights are a good starting point,� he said. The school board is currently working with three different budgets for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, one of which includes funding for stadium lights at South Gibson. Lowery and Phillips presented the board with renderings of Hornets Stadium. For more information on South Gibson football, visit the Touchdown Club’s website at

Touchdown Club memberships are available. The club meets the second Monday of every month in the SGCHS Media Room. Non-tenured teachers Board members also discussed a recent reminder sent to school districts across the state from the Attorney General, stipulating a law that states the board must approve a list of non-tenured teachers whose contract won’t be renewed. Galloway said that due to budget constraints for the coming fiscal year, nearly all of the system’s non-tenured teachers will receive a letter by April 15 informing them that their contracts will not be renewed. The director emphasized that many of the teachers who receive the notification will be re-hired when the board approves the 2010-2011 budget. “By May, we should have an idea of what our budget looks like,� Galloway said. “When we get the budget where we’re comfortable

at 11:30 on May 25 for summer break. TCAP testing is scheduled for April 1-8, 2011. Board member Greg Morris asked if the system could push back testing dates, noting school is in session for another 30-plus days after TCAP. “We say we don’t, but after testing, the kids check out,� Morris said.

with it, we can hire a lot of these teachers [back].� School calendar approved The board approved the 2010-2011 school calendar. Students will begin the fall semester with a half day on Friday, Aug. 6. School dismisses for Christmas break Dec. 20-Jan. 3 with students returning to school on Jan. 4. Students are dismissed

STEVE SHORT Gibson Co. Juvenile Clerk Lee Hayes won a lawsuit against the county over salary last July. But he’s still on the hot seat with county commissioners. Officials want to have Hayes’ job eliminated and his responsibilities taken on by the court clerk. And commissioners are

asking Hayes to appear in May to explain a state audit that cited falsification of records by his office. County Attorney Floyd Flippin said March 19 he was still waiting a decision by the state legislature on the county’s request to eliminate Hayes’ job. The commission voted in September to abolish a Private Act of 2000 that

established the Juvenile Court Clerk position. State Rep. Curtis Halford said action by the state legislature was delayed due to a mistake by the legal department. Halford expected the request to go to the full House floor for a vote. Flippin said candidates could still run for the clerk’s position. But an election win

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RESOLUTION – State Representative Curtis Halford (center) presents a House Joint Resolution for the State Legislature to Humboldt General Hospital’s administrator, Bill Kail, and director of patient care services, Donna Dennison. The resolution, also signed by State Senator Lowe Finney, recognizes HGH for earning the Gold Seal of Approval for its excellence of medical services and provision of care.

in the May primary would not assure that the person wins the office of clerk if it is eliminated, said Flippin. The state Supreme Court ruled in Hayes’ favor in a salary dispute and awarded him $166,514.49 in back pay. A previous clerk, Pat Goodrich was paid about $22,500 in back pay for 2001 through 2002. The legal dispute cost the county about $200,000. The state audit findings add a new chapter to the dispute. On March 8, Com. Coy Yergin urged commissioners to look into state audit findings for FY 2009 that cited the juvenile clerk’s office. The audit said the clerk did not deposit funds within three days of collection as state law requires. Records revealed that, in 15 instances, collections were held in the office four days to 47 days

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LOBBYING FOR A FOOTBALL STADIUM- Angie Lowery, president of the SGC Touchdown Club, and Dwain Phillips, vice president, pitched their ideas for funding the construction of a football stadium on the South Gibson County High campus in Medina for the Hornets’ first varsity season in fall 2011.

asking for a grant from the state.� The discussion about juvenile clerk coincided with a proposal to move juvenile court from the courthouse to the old county jail building. Officials are seeking federal funds to move the court due to safety concerns and overcrowding. Juvenile Court Director Susan Featherstone and Com. Butch Shelton emphasized that the proposal to move Juvenile Court is a separate issue from the clerk’s audit. “The plan to move the Juvenile Court out of the basement of the courthouse into a facility that is safe has no bearing on the office where Lee (Hayes) is,� said Shelton. “The clerk won’t necessarily move with the Juvenile Court. Don’t tie the two together.�

before being deposited into a bank account. The report also said the juvenile clerk made false entries in accounting records. “The clerk said he wanted to include July 20, 2009 transactions in the financial activity for the year ended June 30, 2009.� The juvenile clerk office also had deficiencies in computer system backup procedures because backups were not stored off-site until several months into the fiscal year. Proper system backup procedures have since been put in place, the audit concluded. Falsifying records is something that should not be taken lightly, said Yergin. “This is not the first time this has happened,� he added. “Every year we get the report and this is something that needs to be corrected, being that we’re


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daylight-saving time in one zone, but not Gotten over your jet lag yet? Or, I guess BY CLAYBURN PEEPLES the other if they wished. I should say, your “daylight-saving lag”? Back then, daylight-saving time began Most people have, after a week or so, but the last Sunday in April, and ended on the last Sunday some take longer. This year, of course, the clock change in October. Since then, however, various interest groups came earlier than ever, and it will end later. All in all, we have lobbied, successfully, for an ever lengthening period will only have about four months of “regular time” this of daylight-saving time, adding nearly the entire month of year and eight months of daylight-saving time. April in 1986, then lengthening it again this year. Now it And it is daylight-saving time, not daylight-saving time. goes from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday Many people add the “s” at the end of “saving” thinking in November. So this year we “sprang forward” at least a that there are “savings” associated with the time change, week before spring actually began. but are there? It’s a controversial topic, and like every other question At first blush, it would seem so, but the closer you look, congress deals with, Americans are pretty divided over it. the less certain the statistics become. One thing is certain, Forty-seven percent of us think it is not worth the hassle, however, and that is that the practice does not save time, but another 40-percent think it is. or daylight. Both those things are subject to a higher law Proponents argue that since it gives us more daylight than the Congress of the United States, even the current during the hours we are active, we use less electricity with one. No, what daylight-saving time does, is this; it rearranges daylight-saving time. They say crime rates, which tend to go up after dark, are lower. our measurement of time so that an hour more of daylight Not so, say the opponents. They say daylightoccurs in the afternoon and an hour less appears in the saving time actually increases energy consumption by morning. encouraging us to get in our cars and make more trips The idea was apparently first propounded by Benjamin to the golf course and the mall. That’s why, they say, Franklin, in 1784, when he was Minister to France. the Chamber of Commerce loves daylight-saving time. Noticing that most people rose long after the sun did, You can see its effects in sales receipts. In 1986, during and went to bed after it had set, he suggested that French a hearing on whether to extend the season, golf industry clocks be reset to allow an extra hour of daylight when people were awake in the evening. French shopkeepers, he executives testified that every additional month of daylight-saving time meant an additional 200 million theorized, would save a million francs a year on candles dollars in sales of golf clubs and greens fees. The BBQ alone if they did that. industry estimated that an additional month would be But they didn’t, and the idea lay pretty much dormant worth at least a hundred million in sales of grills and until the 20th Century when Germany, in World War I, charcoal briquettes. And this was in 1986. adopted the practice in an effort to conserve fuel. As the So daylight saving time is good for business, some war wore on, the United States and the rest of Europe businesses anyway, but how is it for the rest of us? Not so adopted the practice. good, critics say. It results in a disruption of our bodies’ But after the war, Congress, in response to popular demand, did away with it. They did allow, however, states circadian rhythms, causing sleep disruption, restlessness and shorter sleep duration. Some studies link daylightto observe the practice if they wished to, and a couple of saving time changes to increased numbers of heart attacks western states did, but most did not. and automobile accidents, and at least one study reported In World War II, President Roosevelt again instituted an increased number of workplace accidents on Mondays daylight-saving time, referred to as “war time”, year following changeovers. round, for the entire country. After the war, it was done Then there are the aggregated individual costs of away with again, but as before, states were given the changing our clocks. The average American worker is option of using it or not. Some states gave individual said to earn $22.45 per hour, so assuming it takes 10 communities “local options” to observe it or not. minutes to change all the clocks in the house, that comes This caused, as you might suspect, no small amount of out to $3.74 per household. Multiply that by the number confusion, and 20 years later, in 1966, Congress changed of houses in America, and you come up with a cost in the the law again, allowing each state the right to choose, but hundreds of millions of dollars. mandating that every town in the entire state had to do Doesn’t sound like such a saving when you look at it in the same thing. Then, 10 years later, they gave states that that light. contained more than one time zone the right to observe

Painful memories of a pre-induction physical Editor’s note: This week continues the 1952 saga of newly drafted Dan Hadley who last week began recounting his experience of pre-induction into the Armed Services. After a written examination and following a paltry lunch, we find our hero leaving the cafeteria and being marched to another location. We left the cafeteria and “formed up”, answered another roll call, and were then “marched” to another building. This building was a huge open auditorium with a series of stalls along the edge of the outside walls. Here we were ordered to remove all clothing and stand up “just the way we came into the world.” It was very cold in the building and as we stood shivering, I looked about me and came to the realization that all men are not created equal, and I crossed my arms and dangled them in front of me. We were then formed into a line and were taken from stall to stall where a male orderly and a male doctor ran various tests. In one stall, a blood sample was taken. (I guess

this test was to see how many of us actually ate any of the previously served meal). One fellow was so horrified at the prospect of such an attack upon his persona that when he saw blood being drawn into a syringe, he fainted dead away. (The orderly brought him back to consciousness and marked his records as a possible future member of the medical corps.) Then followed a trip to each of the other stalls where test of my eyes, ears, nose, teeth, throat, height, blood pressure along with tests of other openings in my body whose functions I can not disclose in this article. Also a test was run to see if I could receive or send Morse Code, along with a test to see if I could identify foreign languages. I was pulled out of the group that had gone through the stalls and was taken into an office where a doctor sat behind a desk. The feelings of dread that surrounded me, at the start of this day, were merely child fantasies in comparison to the fears that I felt as I stood in front of this doctor. Pointing at the scar on

my stomach that ran from between my breasts to several inches below my naval, the doctor asks me what surgical procedure had been done leaving such a scar. I told him of my being crushed in a construction accident six years ago and that the surgeon removed my right kidney and a portion of my liver. The doctor asked if I had brought any medical records to verify my claim. When I told him that I didn’t know that I was to have brought any medical records, he told me to go back out and join my group. He followed that by saying, “You did not have a kidney removed, because doctors don’t remove kidneys that way.”

As I began to put my clothes back on, I realized that I had never before felt the tiredness that was present in my body. Every joint, every muscle, every bone ached. I wondered if I would have the stamina to live through it all. I was just a ghost, a spirit, when the wonderful sergeant called for us to “fall out and get the H_ _ _ out of here.” I got on that bus as fast as I could. I sat down and leaned back. It was the only chance for rest that I had had all day. It mattered not how troubled my mind, nor how pretty the day, Mother Nature took the upper hand and I went to sleep, another of the many unknown, unloved, and 1-As.

Health care bill passage called a historic mistake, expanding costs U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement regarding passage of the health care bill in the U.S. House of Representatives: “This is an historic mistake. And unlike Social Security, Medicare and civil rights legislation, the only thing bipartisan about it is the opposition to it. The mistake is to expand a health care delivery system that is already too expensive instead of reducing its cost so more Americans can afford health insurance. This taxes job creators in the middle of a recession. It means Medicare cuts and premium increases for millions of Americans.”

Health care needed fixing but we’ve gone too far in America. Shame on those in the halls of congress for creating even more problems with a blatant government takeover of yet another category of private enterprise. And they think they have done something wonderful. Parts of this health care bill will help some in need while others will lose jobs when small employers are forced out of business. Others will lose money when they are fined by the IRS for not buying insurance. Unborn babies will be killed with our tax dollars, despite the president’s (non-binding) executive order that bought off the few Democrats who professed to be pro-life. We hear reports that Congressman John Tanner was ‘permitted’ by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to vote against it. Insiders say it was a ploy to help the Democrat Roy Herron in his election to Tanner’s seat. What ever happen to voting as your constituents would want instead of voting as the powers in Washington DC allowed? What’s God going to do with America now? They voted in socialism on a sad, shameful Sunday! They made government ‘god’ and now they will ‘give us’ health care. Some people caught up in the system already spend all their time and talent working it to make sure they don’t lose any of their free benefits. But are they or their benefits really free? God knows man must have his freewill. It’s been a fact since the Garden of Eden, through every Biblical age and today. God depends on mankind’s freewill to connect to him. Just ask Essie at the Freewill Shelter. Someday men and women will look back, shocked and sorrowful at what has become of their listless children and grandchildren. They sit in government housing, draw government checks and stand in line for government healthcare and food. Generations will come with no freewill to succeed any longer. Without ambition and work ethic, there is no joy in their lives. Unproductive and bored, they live in the perverted security of socialism. Yet still I believe in America, the home of the free, because of the brave. I’m not against people getting the health care they need. There were good health care reform ideas in Washington that never saw the light of day as this bill was shoved down our collective throats. The health care bill has passed. It’s now time to fix it. The best thing about America is that we can always go back and get it right. We still have the polls. May God be patient with us… -A. Jackson


Health care reform: if not now, when? Letter to the editor: Tennessee Families need the security of guaranteed, affordable, quality health insurance now. Health Care Reform must happen now. The time for playing is over. The Reform Bill is not perfect, but what bill is? We need national reform now, yet I hear that some in Congress are stalling. We’ve had too many years of doing nothing. Doing nothing is an option we cannot afford. One in three Tennesseans is uninsured for all or part of the year. Those with insurance are paying more and getting less and could lose what they have at anytime. Tennesseans are going into financial hardship because of medical debt. Small businesses are collapsing, trying to do right by their workers and help with medical benefits. We now have the best chance in a generation for our country to move in a positive direction toward fixing our ailing health care system. Let’s not squander this chance! I urge other Tennesseans to speak up if you are dissatisfied with what is going on now with health care. Join me in calling Congress and urging them to do what is right for Tennessee and America. Donna F. Seymour Humboldt, TN

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BY PAT DUNLAP & SUSAN WILSON Christian sympathy is extended to the families of Lee Norman, Virl Piercey and Robert Fisher. Prayers concerns are many this week. Please remember Mark Lashlee, Shannon Randolph, Pat Dunlap, Virgil Littrell, Geraldine Nelson, Jeannette Nutt, Dorothy Thompson and Patsy Patrick. We offer congratulations to Jake Roberson, grandson of Fred and Barbara Bean, upon receiving the rank of Eagle Scout. New baby is Rebecca Ellis Brown, born on March 12. Parents are Sylvia and Richard Brown, grandparent, Suzanne Ellis Schrivner, and great grandparents, Robin and Joan Ellis. The West Tennessee Emmaus walk #93 send off will be at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Jackson March 18 at 6 p.m.. Please be in prayer for the pilgrims and the team. God

is waiting on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;!! Happy Birthday to my dear friend Edward Wilson of Gadsden, to Dianne Carroll DeLoach, Mati Harris, and to Zach and Blake Smith. Heather Harris was in town for the birthday party. I am sure many of you remember the late Dr. Ben and wife Mary Smith that owned the P&S Pharmacy. Their son Jim gave me an update on all the children.. The oldest was Mary Anna and she died two years ago. Pat lives in Memphis with husband Joe Stallings. Ben passed away three years ago. Virginia lives in Germantown with husband Ron Schillinger. Jim and wife Lucy live in Southwind in Memphis. Tommy and wife Linda live in Collierville. Jerry and his wife Ann lives in Germantown. Harold and wife Marylou live in Cordova and Kay lives in Olive Branch, Miss. Her husband is deceased. When I first moved to Humboldt, I lived on N. 17th until

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dad built our home on Honeysuckle, and I was fortunate enough to have the Smiths as neighbors. Mary Key and Bill Roe are happy Will Parker is once again on U.S. soil. He had an alternative spring break when he went to Nicaraugua for Manna International. The 18 Book Club met at the Humboldt Public Library for their March meeting. Enjoying St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day decorations and refreshments included Gayle Harrison, president of the club. Director Diane Wright gave highlights of interesting books found in the library along with library services available to the public. Carol Boyte was program chair. Tom and Julia Humphreys, Shane and Libby Lynch and Anne Elizabeth have returned from a trip to Oceanside, Calif. Coming from Jackson, Atlanta, and Nashville see HAPPENINGS page 6A

LDS to display family history Sunday, March 28, will be a special day for the Denton family. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be hosting the descendants of Ester Denton, a resident of Trenton area during the 1940s. It was in her home that the LDS began holding church services. Carlos and David Denton, Esterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sons, invite all their friends and neighbors to come and share the day with their family. They will present a history of the Denton family and a display of the family history will be shared with guests. Those interested in doing family history are invited to attend to learn more about the importance doing genealogy work and preserving family records. The meeting will begin 10 a.m. at the LDS Chapel on Hwy. 45N near the Fruitland community, 2.6 miles north of Humboldt. Carlos and David will speak at 11:30. The family history display will be available till 2:30 p.m. The church will also be having a pot-luck dinner beginning at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration and stay for lunch. For more information about family history and the celebration, contact Bennie Denton at 731-343-3925 or by email at

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Miss King to marry Mr. Goodrich May 22 Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Slayton King of Jackson, Tenn. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Haley Elizabeth, to Clay Goodrich. Haley is the granddaughter of Curtis and Pat King of Humboldt, Tenn. and Bob and Sue Marks of Marco Island, Fla. Haley graduated from University School of Jackson in 2007. She is finishing her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from The University of Tennessee at Martin. Clay is the son of Mr. Steve Goodrich and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fry of Union City, Tenn. He is the grandson of the late Walter and Barbara Goodrich of Columbus, Ohio, and Ralph and Bobbie Adams of Union City, Tenn. Clay graduated from Union City High School in 2003. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Engineering in 2008 from Middle Tennessee State University. Clay is employed at Town and Country Real Estate in Jackson, Tenn. The wedding will take place Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 6 p.m. at Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn.

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COACH PO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Former HHS football coach and principal, Jim Poteete (center), was the featured speaker last Friday during the Humboldt Rotary Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting. Poteete, who played football for Mississippi State, told several humorous stories about Mississippi and Tennessee. He said one thing he always conveyed to his players is that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t achieve success by quitting. Welcoming Coach Po to the meeting are program chair, Gibby Gibson, and club president, Bob Seals (left).

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Page 6A Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, March 24, 2010 CONFERENCE FOR WORKING WOMEN – Gibson County had several participants in the recent WestStar 12th annual Conference for Working Women at the University of Tennessee at Martin. “Every Day is Game Day for Working Women” was the theme. Among those attending were, (left photo, from left), Gibson Electric Membership employees, Wanda Redmond, Cynthia McClure, Amy Lomax, Sandy Thompson, Teresa Burkett, Myra Moore and Emily Sullivan. Also attending were (right photo, from left), Gibson County Utility District employees, Allyson Horner, Brenda Cole, and Julie Riley, who works for Dr. Greg Moore.

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State candidate stumps in area DANNY WADE Gubernatorial hopeful, Bill Haslam, made a stop in the Strawberry city last week. Haslam, Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee, said he wanted to hear the needs of Tennessee’s people during his Humboldt stop. Haslam and his wife, Crissy, and a host of his team members, stopped by Peoples Furniture on Main Street in Humboldt last Wednesday. Approximately a dozen Humboldtans were on hand to hear what Haslam had to say, many asking questions as to what he has planned for Humboldt and West Tennessee if he is elected governor. But Haslam had just as many questions for the people, wanting to learn more about Humboldt and its needs. “What percentage of people here work in Jackson?” he asked. Harry Davidson estimated approximately 30-percent. BY

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FRIENDLY HAND SHAKE – Gubernatorial hopeful, Bill Haslam (right) shakes hands with Peoples Furniture’s Harry Davidson last Wednesday morning. Haslam visited the furniture store as a location to talk to local people as well as listen to their views on what the next governor can do to help Humboldt. Much of the conversations were concerning jobs and employment.

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Stan Little, general manager of Humboldt Utilities, added that not long ago, that same number of people would drive from Jackson to work in Humboldt so the numbers “evened out” as Little explained. Much of the discussion focused on jobs, particularly industry. Davidson said he would like to see the next governor continue to push the mega-site in Haywood County. Haslam agreed. He said he had just met with the mayors there. Haslam said the state would be a partner and that it (mega-site) looks promising with so many flat acres and interstate access. Little seemed pleased with Haslam’s response saying all of West Tennessee would be affected 50 to 60 miles out. It would spur other industry to the area. “It could change the landscape of West Tennessee,” Little said. Area developer, Gary Taylor, also attended the meeting. He said the state is

facing tough situations due to the economy. “I think Bill has the capability to attract companies globally,” Taylor noted. “Businesses and people are moving to states without a state income tax. Bill knows what it takes to start a business and make payroll.”

Happenings from page 5A were George, Bonnie and Kitty, the children of Carol and Griffen Boyte. They were here to wish Happy Birthday to their dad. Also in town this week are Jill Turgon Gordon and husband Lewis from Nashville. They are here visiting Johnny Jacobs. I was in Nashville last week and Sally and I had lunch with Jane Hooper. To report happenings: call 731-388-4720 or 731-234-2355 or email or swilson@americancellular. net

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Turnovers, poor shooting sink Vikes’ ship BY BARRY DELOACH Quick… name a West Tennessee team other than the Humboldt Vikings that has been to Murfreesboro five out of the last six years. No one comes to my mind but that still doesn’t take the sting away from losing. The Vikes overachieved this season no matter how you look at it. Coach Boykin lost seven seniors off of last year’s team. Coach B had two sophomores, two juniors and a senior in the starting lineup this year. With that young team, the Vikings managed to win 25 ballgames despite losing 6850 to the Memphis Westwood


BRINGING IT TO THE PLATE Humboldt Viking pitcher, Bailey Patterson, came in relief in the first inning to get the last out during the Vikes’ 11-0 loss to the Gibson County Pioneers.

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BY BARRY DELOACH It’s cold and windy outside so it’s got to be baseball season. The Vikings opened up at home on Monday last week with a loss to West Carroll 95. On Tuesday, the Vikings hosted Gibson County and lost a 5-inning game 11-0. Then on Friday, Humboldt posted their first win of the season with a comeback win in the bottom of the seventh, 10-9. West Carroll 9 Humboldt 5 Humboldt got things going on the diamond as they took on West Carroll in the home opener. West Carroll got the first run of the game but the Vikings came back with a couple of tallies in the bottom of the first. Zack Shepherd and Ryeon Wedley scored without a hit being made as both runs were unearned. Luke Brittain got the starting nod for first-year head coach, Adam Yates. Both teams went in order in the second but the Eagles retook the lead in the top of the third with a couple of runs. Wedley got Humboldt’s first hit of the game in the third but he was stranded at third. In the fifth, West Carroll added another run to lead 42. In the bottom of the fifth, Shepherd walked and went to third on Wedley’s second hit of the game. Shepherd scored on an RBI-single from Brittain. Matthew Wilhaucks hit a sac-fly to centerfield that scored Wedley from third to tie the game at 44. Quintavious Jennings walked but he and Brittain were both stranded. Marcellous Ivory was hit by a pitch and scored on an RBI single from Daniel Blankenship as Humboldt took a 5-4 lead over the Eagles. West Carroll then batted around in the top of the seventh and posted five runs in the inning and beat the Vikings 9-5. Wedley and Brittain led the Vikes with two hits each. Brittain took the loss for Humboldt. Gibson Co. 11 Humboldt 0 Walks, hit batsmen and errors plagued the Vikings in Humboldt’s second game of the season. Gibson County scored five unearned runs in the top of the first as Blankenship never made it out of the inning. Bailey Patterson came in and got the last out as the Vikings trailed

Longhorns in the first round of the state tournament. Humboldt got off to a great start to the game as Quan Campbell and Rendell Martin gave the Vikings an early 4-0 lead. With 4:40 left in the first period, the Vikings were up 8-2 as Tevin Bryson hit a lay-up. Moments later, senior Darren Dunbar picked up his second foul. Dunbar stayed in the game and completed a threepoint play to put his team up 112 to force a Westwood timeout. Dunbar went to the bench and J.K. Kimble came in, got fouled and immediately hit two free throws. Campbell hit a driving lay-up in

the paint and with 1:25 left on the clock the Vikings had a huge 11point lead. Memphis Westwood scored two buckets in the next 35 seconds. Bryson was fouled at the buzzer and hit 1-of-2 from the line to make it 16-9 after one quarter. The Longhorns scored the first two buckets of the second quarter and after being down 15-4, the 9-1 run made it 16-13. Martin scored the first bucket of the second period for the Vikes followed by a short jumper from Antonio Brooks with 5:02 left on the clock and the Vikings had built their lead back to seven. After Memphis turnover, Brooks hit his second shot of the

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FINGER ROLL - Quan Campbell rolls the ball off his fingertips for two of his 13 points in the early going for the Vikings (upper photo). Tevin Bryson (#32) works into rebounding position on the play. HHS cheerleader, Taylor Dozier (lower photo), fires up the Humboldt crowd during a timeout at the Murphy Center on Wednesday.

quarter and Humboldt was up nine with 4:30 on the scoreboard. The Vikings had weathered the Longhorn comeback but Dunbar picked up his third foul and went to the bench. The “mo” began to turn at this juncture of the game and with about a minute to play in the half, the Vikings clung to a 4-point lead and held for a last shot. Humboldt shot too early and Westwood got the rebound and scored just before the horn sounded to make it a 25-23 lead for the Vikings at halftime. Westwood played inspired basketball in the second half and immediately gained their first lead of the day with a trey to begin the third period. The lead bounced back and forth in the early part of the quarter. With 3:43 on the clock, Dunbar scored and made it 31-30 in favor of the Longhorns. It would be the closest the Vikings would be the rest of the game. A minute later, the lead was seven points and with 52 seconds left in the third frame, the Longhorns hit another bomb and lead was 12 points. Dunbar picked up his fourth foul and had to play tentatively the rest the game. Martin scored to make it a 10-point deficit headed to the fourth period. The Vikings made one last run at the Longhorns at the start of the fourth period but it wasn’t enough. Memphis hit a couple of threes and eight points was as close as the Vikes ever got. Westwood went on to an 18-point win and ended the Vikings’ season with a 68-50 loss. Humboldt shot 38.5-percent from the field in the first half and 29.4-percent in the second half. Humboldt went 3-of-20 from beyond the arc. The 3pointer has been a big part of the Vikings’ repertoire all season and the shots simply did not fall last Wednesday. Turnovers played a huge roll in the loss as the Vikings committed 17 turnovers and the Longhorns converted them into 19 points. Westwood had just 10 turnovers and Humboldt was only able to convert six points off the turnovers. Campbell led the Vikings with 13 points, Dunbar, in his last game as a Viking, finished up with nine points followed by Martin with eight, Brooks with seven, Bryson with six, Kimble with four and Devonte Pirtle with three. In the end, the young Vikings may have been a little overwhelmed by being in the big dance but count on making your reservations next year as two juniors and two seniors plus one other will be in the starting rotation for Coach Boykin. Also a talented eighth grade class is moving up and things look bright for the Vikings future.


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LOOKING TO PENETRATE - Humboldt’s lone senior starter, Darren Dunbar, looks to score two points for the Vikings on this drive. Dunbar played his last game as a Viking finishing with nine points on the day.

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LADY VIKING SOFTBALL - Members of the 2010 HHS Lady Viking softball team are (front row from left) Mary Powell, Taylor Dozier, Tabitha Causey, Kayla Cook and Jalissa Smith; (middle row) Tamarra Young, LaShawn Cook, Nakia Johnson, Donyell Hess, Holly Warrington, Jerrica Morgan and Canesha Young; (back row) Desieray Porter, Catlin Gillespie, Tamozsheioa Russell, Tara Foren, Curdesia Moore, Shawantella Walker, Dallas Barrett and Kassey Brooks. The Lady Vikings are coached by John Bond and assisted by Warren Dunlap.

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VIKING BASEBALL - Members of the 2010 HHS Viking baseball team are (front row from left) Eric Burdine, Marcellous Ivory, Antonio Brooks and Zach Shepherd; (middle row) Justin Yeager, Bailey Patterson, Quintavious Jennings, Cassius Ivory, Ryeon Wedley and Blake Sherron; (back row) Asst. Coach Dan DeHaan, Jonathan Rice, Luke Brittain, Austin Koffman, Matthew Wilhaucks, Daniel Blankenship and Head Coach Adam Yates. Not pictured Tevin Bryson and Asst. Coach Jason Tubbs.


from page 1B 5-0. Gibson County scored two more in the top of the second to make it 7-0. Humboldt had just two hits on the day as Shepherd and Brittain both singled. The Pioneers scored four more runs in the fourth to lead 11-0. Humboldt went in order in the bottom of the fifth to end the game. Gibson County had just four hits on the day as Blankenship suffered the defeat. Humboldt 10 S.Gibson 9 Humboldt had to come from behind twice in the game to get their first victory of the season. Jonathan Rice got the start for the Vikings on Friday and did well through a couple of innings despite trailing 2-0. The Vikes finally got the sticks going in the third as Daniel Blankenship belted a big triple in the frame. Jennings, Shepherd and Blankenship all scored to make it a 3-2 Viking lead in the bottom of the third inning. In the fourth however, the Hornets rallied to regain the lead with five big runs. All

five runs scored after there were two outs as an error and a walk allowed the inning to continue. The Vikings didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quit and chipped away at the South Gibson lead in the fourth and fifth. Wilhaucks and Austin Koffman singled and scored in the fourth frame. Jennings had an RBI double as well to make it 7-5. Humboldt had three hits in the fifth by Blankenship, Brittain and Austin Koffman. Blankenship was cut down at the plate trying to score from third. Ivory, running for Wedley, scored as did Wilhaucks, who reached on a fielderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice to tie the game at 7-7. Wilhaucks came into the game in the sixth to pitch, giving up one hit but a sweet 6-4-3 double play got the Vikings out of the inning. Humboldt went in order in the sixth inning to bring on the pivotal seventh. South Gibson scored twice in the seventh but left the bases stranded full of Hornets. In the Humboldt half of the seventh, the Vikings put together a two-out rally. Brittain singled and Wilhaucks reached on an

error. Koffman got his third hit of the game and went to third on Pattersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit. Koffman then scored the winning tally on a passed ball for a 10-9 win for the Vikes. Wilhaucks picked up the Vikingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first win of the season. Koffman was on base four times, had three hits and scored twice including the winning run. Brittain and Blankenship had two hits each. Jennings and Patterson had one hit apiece. Humboldt moves to 1-2 on the season.


TAKING HIS LEAD - Senior Zack Shepherd takes his lead at first base after leading off the bottom of the first with a hit.



SETS TARGET - Lady Viking catcher, Tabitha Causey, sets a good target for her pitcher during the Lady Vikesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 13-0 loss to the South Gibson Lady Hornets on Monday at Humboldt.

SOLID CONTACT - Humboldtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tara Foren makes good contact on the this pitch but it ended up being a long flyball for an out. The Lady Hornets beat the Lady Vikings in a 13-0 shutout.




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Jackson State to host expo

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ENJOYING SALSA - Carris Smith (standing) with the International Culinary School at the Art Institute in Nashville spoke to HHS students in the family consumer science, and art classes last Friday morning. Students (from left) Sara Gall, Grant Privitt, Amy Blankenship, Kirstin Wright, Tabitha Causey and Immanuel Chioco enjoy fresh salsa prepared by Smith. Smith also talked about other careers offered at the institute including fashion, media, photography, web design, advertising, graphic design interior design and culinary.

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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - March students of the month at Humboldt Middle School were recently named. They are (front row from left) Grant Brittain, Cody Sain, Derrick Seymour and Raven Templin; (back row) David Davis, Micah Knowles, Haley Hendrix, Destinee Gadberry and Andres Navas.

Jackson State Community College will host a Technology Expo from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on March 25 in the McWherter Center lobby. The event is free and open to the public. Participants can register to win a Dell Mini computer. The JSCC Technology Expo, organized by students in the Computer Club, will be a free opportunity for members of the community to check out new technology, talk with local businesses in the technology field and ask questions. Vendors will discuss the latest technology

in computers, cell phones, games and much more. Jackson State staff will be available for tours of the Computer Information Systems facilities and talk with anyone interested in enrolling in the program.

For more information about the Technology Expo at Jackson State, contact Lisa Matlock, assistant professor of computer information systems, at 731-424-3520 ext. 228 or email

Jaynes receives scholarship The First United Methodist Church has selected Brittany Jaynes to receive the Dr. Thomas McCord Medical Scholarship for this year. She has a BS degree from the University of Tennessee Martin and she is in the

Graduate Nursing program at Union University. It is a clinical and study classes designed degree. The masters program is an intensive one. Following graduation the student will be qualified for hospital supervisor.

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SPECIAL PROGRAM - In conjuction with Black History Month and Read Across America, Stigall Magnet Academy was please to have members of Jackson, TN Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, June Jones (left) and Rosia Cobb (right) donate children’s books written and illustrated by noted black Americans for the school library recently. Accepting the books is librarian, Emily Turner.

Medina Elementary announces 4th six-weeks honor roll Medina Elementary School proudly announces the 4th six-weeks honor roll students. They are: Students of the Month Rhett Cross, Hunter Brown, Hailey Austin, Derek DeHaan, Devin Harris, Madison Cox, Kate Williams, Olivia Shelton, Andrew Lencioni, Amaya Thompson, Leonel Hurtado, Darron Kastner, Alex Pruett, Bentley Ragan, Morgan Linn, Hunter Betts, William Pace, Christopher Legette, Annabelle Nowlen, Caleb Robbins, Addi Whittemore, Will Walker, Ryan Howard, Sarah Prince,Tyler Johnson, Morgan Mills, Conner Gatlin, Josie Hart, Brooke Puckett, Keaton Davis, Richard Wesley Thompson, Laura Walker, Drew Climer, Gracie White, Reece Baum, Lily Gordon, Claire Piercey, Caitlyn DeHaan, Jordan Dover, Zada Barr, Aly Goodman, Anna Marie Thompson, Cody Wolfe, Abi Wilcoxson, Ethan Horner,Drake Adams, Blakeley Ragan, Keri Parrish, Lauren Drake, Sara Fawcett, Sam Bennett, Dawson Forrester, Kendall Howe, Lindsey Gray, McKenna Beaver, Clay Espy, Abby Akins, Meghan Poore, Keaton Odle, Sheli

Bruce, Jonathan Escue, Kizer Brown, Mary Grace Brittain, Conner Lansdale Most Improved Logan Powell, Andrew Gonzalez, Yash Patel, Alex Hance, Dustin Harris, Ashton Childress, Drake McMillan, Michelle Burse, Emma Grace Ward, George Njalle, Cooper Johnson, Callie Tyson, Logan Moseley, Will Klinger, Marley Stevens, Ethan White, Maddie Brooks, Nolan McLean, Kirsten Riddle, Milo Green, Amare Marable, Corban Lyons, Carson Miller, Seth Tetzlaff, Katelyn Bibbee, Jacob Bedwell, McCartney Schrupp, Jack Norton, O’Ryan Reece, Taylor Kirkwood, Zack Hardin, Jacob Kail, Hannah Isbell, Gracelyn Lewis, Anna Junkin, Hannah Lundy, Sarah Carlton, Jeremiah Gonzalez, Breyonna Novay, Rachel Shields, Matt Lyons, Davien Thompson, Arianna Fox, Andrew Akins, Ashley Martin, Austin Ping, Alison Calderon, Sarah Clark, Alexandra Cooper, Zach Lambert, Katelyn Watlington, Chris Guinn, Skyler Leslie, Justin Smith, Skyler Crossett Superintendent’s list (95 and above) Second grade

Drake Adams, Trevor Arendale, JayAustin, Hayden Barnett, Zada Barr, Reece Baum, Sydney Bell, Jackson Bell, Jordyn Betts, Hannah Brasher, Nick Briscoe, Mattthew Bryant, McKenzie Buckley, Dillon Butler, Lacie Butler, Sarah Carlton, Lauren Carroll, Katie Carter, Chasity Christie, Ariana Claros, Madison Cobb, Jake Coleman, Triston Cook, Brady Crocker, Zoe Crockett, Will DeLoach, John Dalton Drake, Lauren Drake, Landon Dotson, Jordan Dover, James Dyer, Carleigh Ellis, Jagger Evans, Jacob Fuller, Mason Gamble, Hannah Gaugh, Kelton Gaugh, Reece Gibson, Jeremiah Gonzalez, James Goode, Aly Goodman, Josie Gordon, Lily Gordon, Addison Graves, Hannah Hansbrough, Nicholas Hardee, Zachary Hardin, Ethan Henry, Haley Hill, Drew Hinson, Hallie Horne, Ben Horner, Callie Horner, Ethan Horner, Maria Hurtado, Luke Johnson, Cade Johns, Olivia Johnson, Mary Kimmery, Andrey Kiselyov, Ashley Kosten, Dawson Langley, Tyler Longmire, Porter Lowery, Camryn Luckey, Savanna Massie, Sophie McCormick, Nikki McFarland, Ben McLemore,

Stephen Morris, Charles Ostrander, Lakyn Paschall, Cameron Patrick, Langston Patrick, Claire Piercey, Bonnie Posey, Blakeley Ragan, Kaila Riddle, Carson Rogers, Kyndle Ross, Kaylee Rowlett, Morgan Seech, Gage Sloan, Wade Snider, Raelyn Stepps, Nolan Stidham, Alexander Swink, Aubrey Taylor, Anna Thompson, Keleigh Timberlake, Riley Watt, Matthew Weaver, Dylan White, Gracie White, Abigail Wilcoxson, Alyssa Williford, McKinley Wilson, Mario Zambrano Third grade Abigail Akins, Lou Arnold, Sam Bennett, Rishika Bhojanapalli, Adeline Blanken, Dalton Bowers, Heather Bradley, Kizer Brown, Sheli Bruce, Olivia Butler, Alison Calderon, Emma Carpenter, Kaylee Coffman, Savannah Crockett, Jonathan Escue, Clay Espy, Kaela Farley, Dawson Forrester, Brenden Fowler, Grace Gibson, Colton Gitterman, Gabby Goodman, McKaylee Glass, Zarin Hadden, Dylan Hamer, Max Hansbrough, Brice Hendrix, Cole Hollis, Kendall Howe, Brock Hurst, Livia James, Keaton Johnson, Caroline Jones,

Spencer Lacewell, Zach Lambert, Conner Lansdale, Skyler Leslie, Olivia Lovell, Karli Lynch, Zac McLean, Jacob Middleton, Wells Myers, Drake Nix, Adren Pearce, Caleb Pearce, Adam Pipkin, Bailey Ragan, Destiny Regier, Sydney Rice, Tyler Shelton, Dylan Robbins, Jaylie Shaver, Zack Shepard, Katherine Simmons, Joey Soriano, Madison Wallace, Aninna Ward, Cole Williams, Parker Wiser, Logan Wood, Donnie Young Principal’s list (90-94.49) Second grade Jasmine Anderson, Annie Bass, Rachel Bennett, Valerie Blankenship, Eli Brown, MaKayla Brown, Shelby Campbell, Alexis Coleman, Remington Cross, Dylan Davis, Caitlyn DeHaan, Jacob Dinkins, Daniel Duggin, Braden Duncan, Kendall Eddings, Josh Englert, Tyler Ferrell, Harley Foust, Andrea Galvan, Dylan Goodwin, Nicholas Harris, Lacie Huey, Colby Jackson, Conner Jenkins, Rahson Johnson, Anna Junkin, Jacob Kail, Taylor Kirkwood, Kenneth Knott, Ethan Loucks, Hannah Lundy, Matt Lyons, Jake McGehee, Madelyn

McMillan, Claire Moore, Breyonna Novay, Jillian Nunnery, Josie Pagan, Keri Parrish,Austin Prater, Rachel Shields, Laura Simmons, Danielle Stewart, Fernando Suarez, Davien Thompson, Jon Turner, Kolton Ward, Julie Warmath, Brannon Williams, Cody Wolfe Third Grade Meredith Adams, Andrew Akins, Anna Alexander, Gabrielle Andrews, Sugey Angel, Allison Arendale, McKenna Beaver, Lauren Boyd, Peter Brasher, Mary Grace Brittain, Marissa Brown, Lauren Chandler, Dante Claros, Chloe Cook, Skyler Crossett, Felicia Driggett, Daulton Duke, Shelby Exline, Sara Fawcett, CierraFerrell,PrestonFoutch, Emily Fraley, Lindsey Gray, Chris Guinn, Chloe Heasley, Judy Henley, Delaney Hill, Preston Howard, Natalie Hudson, Ethan Hurt, Joy Johnson, Josh Kwasigroh, Avery Marrow, Ashley Martin, Jackson Matthis, Abby McCage, Asher McCord, Noah Nance, Alli Paschall, Lexi Phillips, Austin Ping, Nicole Quenon, Allison Sanders, Justin Smith, Lauren Wallace, Peyton Ward, Paxton Weir, Brent Werner, Carrah Lane Wiggins



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Virl Norman Piercey

Virl N. Piercey, 89, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March, 18, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20 at Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home followed by burial at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Piercey was a lifelong resident of Humboldt and a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he was an honorary lifetime church director. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, flying many missions in the European theater. During his service he was awarded the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. He worked as a construction superintendent for over 50 years and was instrumental in building many schools and churches throughout West Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas and California. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Harris Piercey. In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Vicki A. Benjamin and her husband, Fred; a son, David V. Piercey and his wife, Susie, all of Humboldt, Tenn.; three grandsons, Sgt. Jason V. Piercey of Fort Hood, Tex., Petty Officer John D. Piercey of Little Creek, Va., and Bubba Plunk, of Knoxville, Tenn.; step-grandchildren, Samantha and Korbin Winberry, of Humboldt and Tim, Mollie, Breanna, and Adam Benjamin of Maple Grove, Minn. The family requests that memorials be made to the Humboldt Public Library or the American Cancer Society.

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Jane Johnson Hunt Smith

Jane Johnson Hunt Smith, 96, died March 15, 2010 at Oak Hammock in Gainesville, Fla. Born in Humboldt in 1914 to Tyree LeRoy Johnson and Lillian Jeannette Campbell Johnson, she attended public schools, graduating in 1931. Two weeks after graduation she married Elmer Matthews Hunt. Their son, Roy Hunt, and daughter, Jane Johnson Hunt McLin, survive Mrs. Smith and are residents of Gainesville. This marriage was dissolved in 1951. During her years in Tennessee, Mrs. Smith was active professionally in the national floral industry and made many civic contributions to her community of Humboldt. Her proudest achievement there was the successful drive she led to create a new public library. Through her work on the Southeastern Florist Association Board she met a fellow florist from Oxford, Miss., Walker Hassell Smith, a widower with a three-year-old daughter, Lou Alice Smith Stratton Neal. Jane and Hassell married in Oxford in 1954. In 1958 their daughter Lillian Susan Walker Smith was born. The Smiths were active in the Oxford business community where they owned and operated the local Holiday Inn, the World Travel Agency, and the Oxford Floral Company, a business begun by Mr. Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents in the 1920s. The centerpiece of the Oxford Floral Company, an antebellum home built in 1857 and today known as Cedar Oaks, was donated to the Oxford community by the Smiths in 1963 and relocated to its present site. In 1978 Mr. Smith suffered a severe stroke and sold the businesses in Oxford. The family moved to Amelia Island Plantation, Fla., where they were active in organizing the Amelia Plantation Chapel. Their daughter Walker married Edmond Ray Sahag Jr., at Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing on the Plantation in 1989. Mr. Smith died in 1990 and Mrs. Smith moved to Gainesville to be near her son, Roy. She became an active member of Archerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. In 2004 she moved to Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, where she was later joined by her daughter Jane. In addition to the children mentioned above, she is also survived by a sister, Marian Johnson Graves of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was blessed with many wonderful caregivers as blindness made her increasingly dependent, but special mention and thanks are due to Linda Kasicki and Dana Scheil who did so much for her for so many years. Warm thanks are also due to Heather Wireman and Betty Jones, who helped make her last year so comfortable. A memorial service was held at the Baughman Center on Tuesday, March 30 at 11 a.m. conducted by her long time pastor and close friend, Dr. Don McGarity. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1528 Presbyterian Drive, Humboldt, TN 38343. Funeral arrangements are under the auspices of WilliamsThomas Downtown Funeral Home, 404 North Main Street. Interment will take place in Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, Miss.

Jack A. Caruthers

Jack A. Caruthers, 77 of Little Rock, Ark. died Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the V.A. Hospital. Mr. Caruthers worked for Colonial Bread as a salesman and then retired after more than 30 years of service. He played golf religiously until he became sick, enjoyed reading and loved playing with his grandchildren. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Survivors include his wife, Dianne of 58 years; three sons, Gary Caruthers (Susan) of Red Oak, Tex., Sammy Caruthers (Teresa) of North Little Rock, Ark. and Steve Caruthers and his longtime friend, Dan Gassner both of London, England; his mother, Lois Hinch of Gibson, Tenn.; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010 at Bodkin Funeral Home, 2000 First Street, Milan. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the funeral home with burial following at Gibson County Memory Gardens.

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The family of Virl N. Piercey would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. R. Louis Murphy and the entire nursing staff at Humboldt General Hospital for the excellent care given to him during his brief illness. Thank you to family and friends for your outpouring of love and support during this time. All of your visits and prayers are so deeply appreciated. Special thanks to Bro. Don Scott, Bro. Joe Piercey, Bro. James Sanders, pianist Katie Laughlin and Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home for making his memorial service such a special tribute for our family. Thank you to the ladies of Bethel Baptist Church for the wonderful meal served following the services. Helen Piercey, Vicki & Fred Benjamin, David & Susie Piercey


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Lee Norman

Funeral services for Mr. Lee Norman, 72, were held Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Humboldt First Baptist Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, March 19, 2010 in the chapel of First Baptist Church from 5 until 8 p.m. Mr. Norman, CEO of Industrial Safety & Health Consultants Inc. and Industrial Health Laboratory Inc, passed away March 17, 2010 at Humboldt General Hospital. He moved his businesses including environment laboratory business to Humboldt from Nashville and Jackson, Tenn. 25 years ago. Mr. Norman traveled the world helping build several battery manufacturing plants and secondary lead smelters in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, China and the Philippines. Mr. Norman assisted manufacturing plants in compliance programs for safety regulations for O.S.H.A. and E.P.A. guidelines. He played football at Duke University and served in specialty forces in the U.S. Air Force for four years. Mr. Norman is survived by wife, Shirley Norman of Humboldt; two daughters, Barbianne Norman Hardee of Humboldt and LeAnn Higdon of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two step-sons, Gary Lollar of Humboldt and Barry Bates of Medina; a sister, Sarah Norman Meek and husband Philip of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, James R. Norman and wife Brenda of Clover, S.C.; four grandchildren, Megan Morris, Chelsea Bates, Ashley Bates and Steven Kuibenhoven; and a great-grandchild, Jaylen Shay Priest. Mr. Norman was a very devoted husband and family man. Mr. Norman will be remembered for his sense of humor and practical jokes. Mr. Norman was in his prime when he was with his children and grandchildren.

Joe Hunt Davis

Joe Hunt Davis, 87, of Nashville, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 at McKendree Health Care Center after a brief illness. He was born in Gibson, Tenn. A Navy World War II veteran and retired newspaper pressman, he was a 59 year member of Arlington United Methodist Church. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Hall Davis and Mary Elizabeth Davis; sisters, Ruth Davis, Corrine Hazelwood and Jewell Thielking; brothers, Fred and Wade Davis; and infant daughter, Freda Davis. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lurline Hazelwood Davis; sons, Joe Wayne (Shirley) Davis and John T. (Courtney) Davis; grandchildren, Mark (Jessica) Davis, Joanne Davis and John T. Davis Jr.; and sister, Mary Francis Churchwell. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home Chapel at 429 Donelson Pike, Nashville, Tenn. with Dr. John M. Carpenter and Rev. Charles L. Walker officiating. Interment will follow in White Rose Cemetery in Gibson at 2 p.m. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 23 from 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Arlington United Methodist Church, 1360 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37217.

Bonnie Marie Caudell Keaton

Funeral services for Bonnie Marie Caudell Keaton, who went home to be with the Lord Sunday March 21, 2010, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Humboldt First United Methodist Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 in the chapel of Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home. She was born May 14, 1925 in Fries, Va. to Kelly Reese Caudell and Mary Ida Clowers Caudell and had three loving siblings. Mrs. Keaton was the talker of the family and K.R. was always telling her to hurry and stop talking. She went to college to major in church education and then moved to West Tennessee where she attended Lambuth and majored in elementary education. She taught in Crockett County and Humboldtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East End Elementary School. She was an active member of First United Methodist UMW and The Humboldt Music. Mrs. Keaton was preceded in death by siblings, James, Faye and Kelly; her husband, Edward; and son, John Keaton. She found a true companion in Bill Crockett and the two were together for 32 years until he passed away in 2008. They were active in the Lions Club and enjoyed traveling the state doing Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work. They traveled to all 48 states and each province of Canada. She was an avid collector of butterfly pins and was known as the butterfly lady. Friends sent her butterfly pins from their travels. She has a butterfly pin from every continent except Australia and Antarctica. She did love her butterflies. Mrs. Keaton is survived by niece, Phyllis Crockett; and nephew, Greg Crockett (Alba); niece, Elena Hall (John); niece, Ida Cox (Charles); nephew, Paul Caudell (Christy); and many great-nephews and nieces; her caregivers, Kim Cook and Sharon Hicks. She will be missed by all, but she is happy finally to be home.

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Springs of Living Water Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry will host a meeting on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Double Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church located off Hwy 70/79 near Gibson from noon until 2 p.m. Lunch to be served at noon, followed by speaker Dora Pop from Nashville. For more information contact Sue Fields 693-3079.


The Choir of Antioch Baptist Church will present their Easter Musical and Drama,


Sunday, March 28, at 6 p.m. The musical will be under the direction of Andy Clenney, Minister of Music, and accompanists are Jothel Luckey and Nancy Luckey. Produced by Steve Moore and David T. Clydesdale. Pastor: Dr. Bill Espey

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Community News by Barbara Froio

Tish Campbell celebrated a birthday March 17 at the Bank of Crockett. Her coworkers provided pizza and chocolate cake for lunch. Bobby Hutchins is recuperating at home in Erwin, Tenn. after having major surgery a few days ago. His wife, June, reports that every day gets better. We send our sympathy to the Tracye Laman family due to her loss last week after an extended illness. Happy to report that Billie Jean Hoppers is home recuperating after some minor surgery last week. We extend our sincere sympathy to the Virgil Piercey family due to his loss last week. Mr. Piercey will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Two of Mr. Pierceyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandsons are serving in the armed services and it was great to see they were able to attend the services traveling hundreds of miles to do so. I was visiting with friends last night and it was great to visit with Rev. Tommy and Gail Spellings, and their children, Thomas, Jamie and David.

Gibson by Mary Ruth Atkins & Barbara Morris

The Progressive Study Club met Tuesday night in the home of Mary Ruth Atkins with only six members to answer roll call by naming a book they had read recently while being snowed in. Responses included The Help and Bulls Island. Ann Walker said she worked crossword puzzles. Mary Ruth, program chairman, introduced her son, Bob Atkins, who gave highlights of the book Savannah by John Jakes, a

story of Shermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army of 1864, war time romance, battlefield danger and real soldiers who marched with Sherman. If you would care to see something really beautiful, just look at Larry Langfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pink tree in full bloom. Our deepest sympathy goes to Lois Hinch and family at the loss of her son, Jackie Caruthers of Little Rock, Ark., who passed away Saturday morning. The Gibson County Special School District board meeting was held at Gibson Community Center. It was good to see the crowd, about 15 to 20 people, showed up at the meeting. Sara Meals, our representative on the board, said she plans to have other meeting in Gibson. Sara conducted the business meeting and did it like Elvis with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;flashâ&#x20AC;?. Sara moved the agenda along quickly and efficiently. If you missed this meeting maybe you can make the next one. Ava Kent was dismissed from the Milan Hospital. She was happy as there is no place like home. Phil and Sara Meals are the proud grandparents of Martha Olivia Meals born on February 14, at 9:30 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. and was 21 inches long. According to Sara, â&#x20AC;&#x153; Martha is as cute as a button.â&#x20AC;? Barbara Morris has gone to Dallas, Tex. to visit her daughter, son-in-law and grandson, Jack. Jack will be three years old in July. They sure do grow up fast! The White Rose Cemetery board meeting will be Thursday, March 25 in the fellowship hall at Gibson Baptist Church. The meeting will start at 7:00. If you wish to bid on the mowing of the cemetery, bids must be submitted before the board meeting. Fabulous Females will meet on Friday, March 26 at Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe in Gibson. You are invited to this fun time of good fellowship, lively conservation and tasty food.

Precinct One by Donna Seymour

The Humboldt-Gibson County NAACP will meet Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. in the home of Mr. Dawson Lewis. This is a general membership meeting. The Stigall School Reunion 2010 Committee met last Tuesday evening. Plans are underway for an interesting and enjoyable reunion this year. Letters with the itinerary will be available in the church vestibules and businesses. If you have addresses of Stigallites and would like for them to receive a letter, please get names and addresses to Mrs. Essie Brooks or Mrs. Carolyn Pack, as soon as possible. A three-night revival will be held at Morning Star Baptist Church on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 7 - 9 beginning at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Evangelists for the revival will be Min. Emma Lindsey, Min. Carissa Coleman and Min. Gail Perry. On the following Saturday morning, April 10, a prayer breakfast will be held in the Morning Star Educational Center at 9 a.m. The public is invited to come and share in all of the programs as the ladies of Morning Star begin their Annual Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quarter. Happy birthday wishes go to Ms. Karen Patrick (March 22), Ms. Peggy Fly (March 24), Mrs. Carolyn Adams (March 25) and Apostle Mark Perry (March 28).

on Mondays at 10 a.m. and the domino and card players are going strong each and every day. We invite you to come and join in the fun and activities here at the center. Our add-a-dish will be Thursday and David Smith, the singing fireman, will be here at 11 a.m. We had a charter bus of 56 seniors who went to Tunica, Miss. on Friday and had lunch at Roadhouse. Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the day. We will be going to Lambertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Sikeston, Mo. on April 16 by charter bus. The cost does not include lunch. Come by to sign up or give us a call at 784-1137 or 784-1149. We all enjoy the hot â&#x20AC;&#x153;throwed rollsâ&#x20AC;? at Lambertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and shopping at the outlet mall afterwards. Our New Mexico trip for June 7 through 13 still has reservations available. Please come by the center and make your reservations if you are interested in going. The package includes six nights lodging, 10 meals, guided tour of SantĂŠ Fe and Acoma Pueblo known as Sky City, ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway, visit to Old Town Albuquerque, visit New Mexico Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial and more. Cancellation insurance is available upon signing up so shake those winter blues and come enjoy a great trip with us at a great price. Senior games are also beginning in April and we have applications her at the center. Deadline for registering is April 5 so make sure and sign up early. Hope to see you soon!

Williams Chapel by Brooksie Burnett

Now we are in the season of more sunshine and I talked to my cousin in Florida. We talked about the weather and then we talked about the old times, some of the same old stories. She was born and raised and went to school in New York. She taught school there a few years and met her husband there as well. They moved to Florida. She was tired of moving from state to state so she told him to go on and she would teach school in Florida. She later retired and he husband died young. He left her and two sons. We talked about the whole thing and how I was

a farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife. I picked cotton for work. Now this Sunday I worshiped with the Abundant Life Church at 6th Street. The pastor Rev. Albert Simmons got there early and I heard the review of Sunday school by a young minister Pipkins. He was very good. He lead the devotion, sang and prayed out of his heart. The choir was very good. Before the alter call the pastor made a short talk and we all can make ourselves better and some need to stop playing at church. We all need prayer and he prayed that we would all come and oh the joy. He chooses for his text, run for your life when God says run you run. He was very effective and heartfelt. It was a big day alright and they gave me a ride home.

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Vin# 1G3AM84N6N6347124 for storage and repair fees due. Vehicle will be sold at Public Auction

APRIL 9, 2010 10: 30 a.m. Forsythe’s Auto Clinic 217 Todd Levee Rd. Humboldt, TN STATE OF TENNESSEE PROBATE COURT OF GIBSON COUNTY AT TRENTON, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of: FREDERICK RUPERT JAMES DOCKET: 19681P Notice is hereby given that on 12th day of MARCH 2010 Letters TESTAMENTARY in respect of the estate of FREDERICK RUPERT JAMES, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: 01/17/2010 This 12th day of MARCH, 2010. Signed: Max Frederick James, Executor Estate of FREDERICK RUPERT JAMES Shonna Smith, Clerk & Master BY:Paula Hudson, DCM Harold Gunn P.O. Box 444 Humboldt, TN 38343 3-31p


INSPECTIONS Information listed for the restaurant inspections is obtained from records of the Gibson Co. Health Dept. each month. The Humboldt Chronicle cannot assume responsibility for correcting inaccuracies when information accurately reflects the records. Readers are cautioned that some scores may have been updated after records were obtained and published. Precious Memories, Dyer, complete inspection, 93 score Presbyterian Day School Cafeteria, Humboldt, follow-up inspection, 97

score Dean’s Barbeque and More, Milan, complete inspection, 89 score, one critical To the Last Drop, Trenton,

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STATE OF TENNESSEE PROBATE COURT OF GIBSON COUNTY AT TRENTON, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of: MATTIE SUE LANGFORD DOCKET: 19677P Notice is hereby given that on 5th day of MARCH 2010 Letters TESTAMENTARY in respect of the estate of MATTIE SUE LANGFORD, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: February 12, 2010 This 5th day of MARCH, 2010. Signed: James Lynn Langford, Executor Estate of MATTIE SUE LANGFORD Shonna Smith, Clerk & Master BY: Susan Graves, DCM W. Collins Bonds P.O. Box 320 Milan, TN 38358 3-24p

60 Blue Ridge, Threeway – 3 bd/2 ba brick home on large lot w/privacy fencing. Split floor plan and ready to move in Great pice at $94,900!

1555 Mag Duffey Rd – Great home with lots of extras! 2 shops, garden, fruit trees, iron fencing and handicap accessible. Perfect relaxing atmosphere!

3617 Eastview - Great location near elementary school and other amenities. 3 bd/2 ba brick home. Plenty of square footage for the price. Needs a little TLC.

218 Medina Hwy – 4 bd/3 ba home on 7.3 acres. Formal LR, den, separate laundry room, storage building and large barn. Start your own mini farm! 107 Humboldt Hwy – Great modern home inPENDING the country. Big backyard – could be fenced. 3 br/2 ba. 1011 N 9th Ave. – 2 bd/1 ba vinyl sided home. Priced at only $6,999!

3605 Eastview Dr. - Very nice home in a good neighborhood with a screened in porch and a partially fenced back yard for Fido. It also includes a 24x30 shop that is wired and concreted inside and out to the street. Great home for those who like to tinker.

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INSPECTIONS from page 4C Medina Elementary School Cafeteria, Medina, complete inspection, 91 score Dragon Buffet, Humboldt, complete inspection, 75 score, two criticals Milan Commissary, Milan, complete inspection, 88 score Sam’s BBQ, Humboldt,

completion inspection, 79 score, one critical Subway, Trenton, followup inspection, 90 score Dyer Elementary School Cafeteria, Dyer, complete inspection, 88 score, one critical Gibson County High School Cafeteria, Dyer, complete inspection, 96 score

THE RECORD Information listed for the Humboldt General Sessions court docket is obtained from court records and printed as is. The Humboldt Chronicle cannot assume responsibility for correcting inaccuracies when information accurately reflects the records. Readers are cautioned that some names published may be similar to or the same as those of other members of the community. GENERAL SESSIONS Steve L. Lanier – simple assault Duncan E. Johnson –

driving without DL Joshua Fraley – VBCL (2 counts) Angelia D. Brown – driving without DL Aletha D. Patrick – contempt of court Ezell Ray Miller – possession of Schedule II with intent to resale, simple possession of Schedule VI with intent to resale, possession of drug paraphernalia – bound over to Grand Jury DIVORCES Donna Collins vs Terance Collins

Humboldt Grill, Humboldt, follow-up inspection 88 score Pizza Hut, Humboldt, complete inspection, 74 score, two criticals Big Moe’s, complete inspection, 87 score Medina CLC, Medina, follow-up inspection, 88 score McDonald’s, Trenton, follow-up inspection, 87 score Bradford Senior Citizen Center, Bradford, complete inspection, 87 score, one critical Bradford Senior Citizen Center, Bradford, follow-up inspection, 92 score Milan Golf and Country Club Lounge, Milan, complete inspection, 91 score Stigall Middle School Cafeteria, Humboldt, complete inspection, 92 score East End Elementary School Cafeteria, Humboldt, complete inspection, 98 score La Cabana, Milan, follow-

up inspection, 92 score Papa’s Pizza to Go, Milan, complete inspection, 88 score, one critical Professional Childcare Center, Trenton, complete inspection, 93 score, one critical Dean’s Barbeque and More, Milan, follow-up inspection, 94 score Sam’s BBQ, Humboldt, follow-up inspection, 83 score Little People’s Jump Start, Trenton, complete inspection, 95 score Rutherford Elementary School Cafeteria, Rutherford, complete inspection, 94 score The Mouse Trap, Trenton, complete inspection, 88 score Milan Middle School Cafeteria, Milan, complete inspection, 93 score Milan High School Cafeteria, Milan, complete inspection, 89 score, one critical Professional Child Care Center, Trenton, follow-up inspection, 98 score

Kentucky Fried Chicken, Humboldt, complete inspection, 70 score, three criticals Majestic Steak House and Pizza, Trenton, complete inspection, 86 score, one critical Dragon Buffet, Humboldt,

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1535 Ingram Street - Brick house with fenced back yard, hardwood floors, eat in kitchen plus a DR, large LR and great size BRs. $77,500

1545 Mag Duffey Road - 3 BR, 2 bath mobile home located on a quiet (3) acre setting. Includes covered deck, fenced in yard and the convenience of a double carport. $75,000

1405 Eastview- 3 BR/2Bath home with roof and A/C less than 5 years old. This home is over 2000 sq feet and has an inground pool. Formal DR, den and GR. Call Dave

1320 Eastview - 3 BR, 2 bath home with LR, DR, den. Call Joan 431-6980.

431 Forest Drive - Open floor plan with remodeled kitchen, den with FP, large LR, 3 BR (2 master suites) and 2 baths, nice screened porch and fenced back yard. $119,000

4990 Hinkledale Road, McKenzie, TN - 31.5 acres with a 3 BR home with over 1900 sq.ft. living area. Home has recently been leveled by RamJack and is in great condition. Property sits on Carroll County Weakley County line with 21 acres in Carroll County and 10.5 acres in Weakley County.

Visual Tour 135 Antwine RD., Gadsden - Great house with all the extra’s!! Large open floor plan, master suite, kitchen, breakfast area and keeping room w/ fireplace, inground pool with patio. Added bonus-guest house with 2 BR, open entertaining area and full kitchen - all on over 4 acres!!!

310 Forest Lake - Lovely custom built home on beautiful landscaped lot. Nice large master BR and bath, great kitchen with lots of counter space and butlers pantry, large living area with hardwood floors and vaulted ceiling with FP.

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125 Forest Lake - This is your dream home!! Open floor plan with a wonderful kitchen and entertaining area. Vaulted ceiling in the GR with windows overlooking private lake and water fall. Spilt floor plan, master BR with vaulted ceiling, large master bath and great walk in closet. Call Joan

New Listing - 145 Romie - Just painted inside and looks great. Extra large master suite with sitting area. GR with FP, sound and audio system; split floor plan, great kitchen, fenced back yard. $127,900

204-202 Highway 70 /79 S, Gibson - Great location of multi purpose buildings Both building included in sale - corner lot with great visibility, open spaces that could be utilized in many ways. Call Joan 431-6980

618 N 28th - Nice 2 BR brick home with garage, DR, CH/A and screened porch. Fenced back yard and additional storage building. $51,500

232 Laymon Rd., Trenton Modular home at the edge of Gibson and Crockett counties. This home has 3 car garage/ work area; 2.47 acres of land. Well maintained corner lot; metal roof less than 1 year old. REDUCED

Visual Tour 87 Newt Blackwell Road Looking for privacy but with a convenient location?? Look no further!! Nice 3 BR home with inground pool. Fish in your own pond. Plenty of storage buildings, storm shelter and a covered back porch to sit and look out over your 47 acres of woods and pasture.

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1501 Osborne - Church has large fellowship hall along w/14 classrooms. Educational building with gym, racketball court and extra’s included.

812 N 23rd - Nice 2 BR home with large LR and separate DR, laundry room and single carport. Great back yard. $38,500

1304 Dungan - Updated home with nice fenced in back yard. 2 BR plus office, shop and storage building. Carport; CH/A


1511 E. Main - Good location, great visibility, and ample parking. Could be used for retail or office. Heavily traveled city street within the Downtown Business District. Owner may consider lease.

SOLD 1307 Bradford Dr.

106 E Armory St., Trenton - Great location; 3 BR, 1.5 bath brick home; updated kitchen, built-ins; carpets like new; double carport and patio. Wonderful back yard; nice storage building $77,500

Lot #10, Forest Lake - One of the best lots available to build your dream home. Quiet country like setting located just outside of Humboldt. Call Joan 431-6980 1612 Dodson - Vacant lot to build home or investment property. $3500 0 George St. - Triangular vacant lot. $1000 George St. - Vacant corner lot $3000 West Main Street - Large lot with great visibility. $6000.00 Turner Estates - One acre corner lot in Turner Estates. Beautiful building lot. Call Dave 695-6740. Woodhaven - 3 Beautiful building lots in great area. Reduced to $9,000 per lot. Call Joan 420 S. 17th - Building lot 60x124.5. $4950.00

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